And given that I'm in a touchy mood today, I just feel like taking a Canadian, right-wing dumb shit and holding him up to let the entire world see how unspeakably, motherfucking stupid he is.
In his comment back here, one Patrick Ross (the proprietor of the hilariously appropriately named "Nexus of Assholery" blog), takes issue with the photo of the arrest of the Montebello provocateurs thusly:
Don't drop out of clown college just yet, guys:
"Yellow Triangle indicates that it is a class 2 toe cap with puncture resistant sole.
And the defense rests.
This would have been the photographic evidence he was addressing:
Do I really have to explain the dumbfuckitude?
OH, WAIT ... IT GETS BETTER: Not being satisfied with merely making a regular ass of himself, Mr. Ross insists on making a spectacular ass of himself. Witness his follow-up comment here:
They also happen to be absent from the picture of the boot that Mr. Moore referenced.
By "they", Mr. Ross is obviously referring to the yellow "triangles". So let's take a close look at the boots that earlier commenter Mr. Moore was referring to, given the URL he provided:
Now let's compare the sole of that boot to those in the earlier pic. Hmmmmmm ... same heel pattern, same sole pattern ... really, the same boot. The only difference? The 8-sided Vibram label is black, not yellow. Well, that certainly clinches it for me!
After all, it's just unthinkable that Vibram might make a boot specifically targeted at the "fire/police" market, and perhaps make some with a black brand label and some with a yellow one. And, by all means, ignore the fact that the rest of the sole is absolutely, 100% identical.
What. A. Moron.
BONUS HOOF TO THE NADS: Oh, look, kids ... if you Google on "Vibram 134AR", why, just look at the very first hit.
I think I'm going to start a new blog entitled "Why Patrick Ross is a jackass." I will never want for material.
YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THIS. Seriously (scroll to the bottom):
... the yellow markings on the bottom of the suspects' boots really do look more like triangles. Also, a closer examination of the photograph makes the treads ont the boots appear very different from that of the police officers, as the suspects' boots don't appear to have the circular treads on the pad of the shoe, although this could be due to poor image inhancement on the enlarged portions of the photograph.
Yes, Patrick, you're right -- those yellow things on the soles of their boots really do look more like triangles:
and the boots of the protestors (above) are clearly "very different" from those of the arresting officer (below):
God Almighty, how does one even respond to that?
FREE AT NO EXTRA CHARGE: Red Tory also takes the time to whack the Patrick Ross pinata. In a fair universe, Mr. Ross would be forced to walk around with a blowup of one of these articles on a sandwich board for the rest of his life.
Ah ... I can dream, can't I?
MORE PATRICK ROSSHOLERY: Mr. Ross apparently can't put fingers to keyboard without simply lying about everything:
After spending all day salivating over the "conclusive evidence" that CEF president Dave Coles promised on his claims that police officers were trying to provoke riots at the Montebello protests, ...
Really? Salivating all day? Let's see what I actually wrote when I heard about the imminent press conference, shall we?
All I can say is, the CEP better have one powerful case, or they're going to end up looking very, very foolish.
UH OH ... CTV also covers the aforementioned press conference, but the language used there is decidedly less adamant:
The CEP, Canadian Labour Congress and Council of Canadians President are planning a joint news conference Wednesday to discuss the video.
I'm sorry, but holding a press conference to "discuss the video" is a far cry from "proving" the presence of police provocateurs. I hope that was just a poor choice of words on CTV's part.
If Coles called this conference to do nothing more than summarize all the circumstantial evidence we've been discussing thus far, he's just made a huge mistake.
I'm assuming that the above rossholitude requires no further explanation from me.